Portrait of Giovanna

One of my favorite things about learning from the masters, is how I can incorporate their past brushstrokes and palettes, to my own modern way of painting. Combining the two styles, is a challenge and a learning experience. This is one of my favorite portraits so far this year, and it was based on the…

Inspired by artists of the past

I am enjoying my study of the masters of the past. In January, one of our master artists of the Renaissance was Giovanni Bellini. I loved learning about his color palette.  The auburn with the blue is something I definitely love to combine. While the original reference painting had a view of the sky in…

Lady Rosanna by Candlelight

I am really enjoying my study into the masters of the Renaissance, thanks to the online class, Let’s Face It 2018. I have always enjoyed researching artists of the past, and the Renaissance time period is so rich in deep colors and the art of chiaroschuro, contrasting those lights and darks, that I couldn’t help…

Portrait of Emersyn

Portrait of Emersyn – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on stretched canvas I am still enjoying playing with paint on canvas…using my favorite color palette to make a unique portrait. I have to say, her hair was totally inspired by Gustav Klimt, and his fiery red headed models. She is now available in my ArtcyLucy…

Portrait of Rae

One of my last portraits of 2017 Portrait of Rae – 12 x 16 inch acrylic on stretched canvas (SOLD, thank you!) One of my classes from last year, {Held}Captive, by Jeanne-Marie Webb, was about working loosely, and intuitively. Even with using a reference photo, she encouraged us to really put our own ideas into…

All good things…

They say that Geoffrey Chaucer coined the phrase, “All good things must come to an end”, or maybe something close to that Well, in taking stock of what I want to pursue with my art this year, I am discontinuing the sale of my pendants on Etsy, as of February 12th, 2018. I will also…

Girl with a Sunflower

Girl with a Sunflower – 14 x 18 inch acrylic on stretched canvas One of my last paintings of 2017 is one of my favorite paintings I’ve ever done. Not quite the style and color combination I am usually known for, this has more of a Dutch Masters feel to it. And there’s a reason…